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Premiere of "Mars Attacks!", "Jerry McGuire" & "The Preacher's Wife"...
Item # 645788
December 13, 1996
LOS ANGELES TIMES, December 13, 1996
* Best "Mars Attack!" advertisement
* Grand Opening Day movie premiere review
* American comic science fiction cult film
A terrific issue on the premiere of the motion picture hits "Mars Attacks!", "Jerry McGuire", and "The Preacher's Wife" - the latter two receiving multiple Academy Award nominations each. There is perhaps no better issue to be found for these premier ads, the L.A. Times being the leading newspaper from the home of the entertainment industry - the Hollywood area's prime publication.
Note: Where else might one find authentic, poster-size ads for Opening Day showings, in the most desirable Hollywood-area newspaper - as we were lucky enough to obtain this (and others) indirectly from the Los Angeles Times' own collection? It simply doesn't get any better! In over 40 years of collecting, we have yet to see such unique & dramatic coverage with truly top-shelf, eye-catching displayability (see images).
Page 14 of section F has a review of the film headed: "'Mars Attacks!': Tim Burton's 'Plan 9'" (a cult classic) with photo. And perhaps more significant is the terrific, double full page poster-like advertisement for the film printed on it's opening day. (see).
Note that "Jerry McGuire" and "The Preacher's Wife" also opened on this date and have with nice advertisements. (see)
Although not premier showings, large ads also appear for "One Fine Day" and "101 Dalmatians". A quite rare issue as it would not have been saved since it contains no historically significant content. Present are the complete sections 1 and F totaling 82 pages. Great condition.